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  • 1 - How many steps are there to access the Chapel?

    There are 268 steps to access the Chapel.

  • 2 - How high is the Rocher?

    The Rocher measures 82 meters in height.

  • 3 - How long does it take to get up to the Chapel?

    It takes around 10 minutes to get to the Chapel from the ticket office.

  • 4 - Which Bishop dedicated the Chapel to Saint Michel?

    Godescalc, the Bishop of Le Puy dedicated the Chapel to the Archangel Saint Michel.

  • 5 - Do we know when the Chapel was consecrated?

    The Chapel was consecrated on the 18th July 961.

  • 6 - How many people visit the Rocher each year?

    The site receives on average just over 65,000 visitors each year.

  • 7 - Do I need to book to come with a group of children?

    Booking is not essential but it is recommended if you wish to make full use of our facilities such as a guided tour with a member of our staff.

  • 8 - Is flash photography allowed in the Chapel?

    No, flash photography is forbidden in the Chapel.

  • 9 - Can we bring animals?

    Animals are welcome to the Rocher but are not permitted to enter the Chapel.

  • 10 - Do you have links with any of the other chapels dedicated to Saint Michel in Europe?

    Yes, since 2007, we have been holding annual meetings at sites dedicated to Saint Michel.

  • 11 - What are pilgrims of Saint Michel known as?

    Pilgrims of Saint Michel are known in French as Miquelots.

  • 12 - Do we know how old the Rocher is?

    The Rocher was formed around 2 million years ago.


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